For Immediate Release: February 28, 2010
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Binghamton women's tennis sweeps St. Bonaventure 7-0

NIAGARA, N.Y.-- The Binghamton women's tennis team (7-0), which is currently ranked No. 74 in the ITA National Rankings, swept St. Bonaventure (3-5) 7-0 on Sunday afternoon. The Bearcats swept the three doubles matches and all six singles matches.

With the victory, the Bearcats set the program record for the most consecutive dual match wins at the start of the season. The 1972-73, 1987-88 and 2006-07 squads all shared the previous mark with six straight triumphs.

Junior Lauren Bates improved to 64-25 all time in singles matches with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Manuela Marin-Salcedo at the No. 1 slot. In the process, she tied senior teammate Danyelle Shapiro for eighth place all time in program history. Shapiro, who did not play on Sunday, currently has a career record of 64-21.

In doubles action, Bates won her 60th career match as she teamed up with sophomore Jillian Santos for an 8-4 win over Maria Barousse and Amanda Pillikunnel, also at the No. 1 position. Her career doubles record is now 60-16 and she ranks fourth all time in program history with her current number of triumphs.

Junior Yulia Smirnova, the reigning America East Player of the Week, recorded a 6-3, 6-1 win over Barousse at second singles. In the process, she moved into 10th place all time with her 59th career triumph. Her record currently stands at 59-18.

Binghamton heads Cornell next Sunday for a 9 a.m. match against Marquette.


1. Lauren Bates (BING) def. Manuela Marin-Salcedo (SB) 6-2, 6-3
2. Yulia Smirnova (BING) def. Maria Barousse (SB) 6-3, 6-1
2. Jillian Santos (BING) def. Kathryn Kvas (SB) 6-0, 6-2
4. Anna Edelman (BING) def. Amanda Pallikunnel (SB) 6-1, 6-2
5. Emma Leibowicz (BING) def. Kalia Garia-Rojas (SB) 6-0, 6-0
6. Marina Bykovskaya (BING) def. Riley Archer (SB) 6-0, 6-0


1. Bates & Santos (BING) def. Barousse & Pallikunnel (SB) 8-4
2. Edelman & Bykovskaya (BING) def. Marin-Salcedo & Kvas (SB) 8-4
3. Smirnova & Leibowicz (BING) def. Archer & Garcia-Rojas (SB) 8-1

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